US condemns 'power grab' by new Venezuelan assembly

August 19, 2017 05:24

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WASHINGTON - The United States strongly condemns the assumption of legislative powers by Venezuela's new Constituent Assembly, the State Department said in a statement on Friday.

"This power grab is designed to supplant the democratically-elected National Assembly with an authoritarian committee operating above the law," the statement said.

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